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    Purple Power: Three Ways to Wear Purple

    27th February 2014

    When I think of purple, a certain friendly dinosaur comes to mind.

    Not exactly a ringing endorsement for adding it to your wardrobe, I suppose, but here’s the thing: purple is also a really flattering color for non-dinosaurs to sport. And wearing the unexpected hue sets you apart from the rest of the well-dressed, more neutral-colored, pack.

    Below, three outfits that help you incorporate more purple into your color palette:

    On Campus
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    The easiest color to match purple to? Other shades of purple.

    Get the Look

    Purple Checkered Shirt: J.Crew, $148

    Purple Sweater: Cutter & Buck, $78

    Jeans: Gant, $225

    Sneakers: Skechers, $45

    Belt: Levi’s, $45

    Wallet: Boconi, $48

     

    For the Weekend
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    You guys are comfortable with colored pants by now, right? At least on the weekends. A grey jacket and suede chukkas offset the bold bottoms for a look that’s easy-breezy.

    How to wear it: If you’re feeling intimidated by purple, start out by pairing it with neutrals like grey, brown, or white.

    Get the Look

    Puple Chinos: Joe Fresh, $29

    Shirt: J.Crew, $70

    Jacket: Kane & Unke, $109

    Chukka Boots: Fossil, $45

    Woven Belt: Calvin Klein, $110

    Watch: Nixon, $125

    At the Office

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    Returning to the purple on purple, this time for a sharp office look. A deep purple tie looks just right set against a violet dress shirt.

    Get the Look

    Outfit #3

    Suit: Hugo Boss: $895

    Dress shirt: Hugo Boss: $95

    Tie: Nordstrom: $50

    Shoes: Sandro Moscoloni Grant: $100

    Belt: Carson Street Clothier: $85

     

    Tell me:

    How do you wear purple (if at all)?

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